The Art of Orchids | Create a Kokedama Planter

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Orchids are among the world’s most beautiful flowers, but they can be mysterious, too. How do you get those blooms to come back? How should you water your plant? What do you do after your plant blooms?

In this hands-on workshop, learn the ins and outs of orchid care from master gardener and floral designer, Leelee Dameron of Leelee’s Garden, as you create your orchid kokedama planting.

Kokedama is a “moss ball” planting style that originates from Japan. In this class, you’ll learn how to wrap your orchid’s roots to create a spherical moss planter that you can take home and suspend in the air or display in a dish. Kokedama is a great planting technique for new and seasoned gardeners alike, especially for indoor urban gardens.


3/8 - We are hosting this workshop in the hands-on workshop section of the Chicago Artisan Market. You will receive complimentary admission to the market and can shop goods from other local makers before or after our workshop. The market is open 10AM-4PM.

What's Provided

All materials included, including one orchid plant per student.

Custom Cancellation Policy

We will be unable to give refunds within 72 hours of the event due to the live nature of our materials. Thank you for your understanding.

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Leelee's Garden

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Leelee is a botanical artist and the owner of Leelee's Garden. She became a master gardener in 2013 and has a background in gardening, landscape design and floral design. Leelee is passionate about all things plants and flowers, especially creating unique designs that bring the outdoors in, and sharing her love of all things botanical through workshops and private events.

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